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Integrated Water and Land Management

By definition, dry land farmers operate against a background of water scarcity. Today, a number of converging trends, including land degradation, population growth and climate change, exacerbate the challenges of the dry areas. These trends all add to the increasing uncertainties facing the rural poor who depend largely on a fragile natural resource base. Sustainable increases in future food supplies must come from increased productivity of both rainfed and irrigated agriculture – producing 'more crop per drop.'